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Heavy rains on Wednesday, May 29, flooded multiple buildings on campus merely a day before the start of Reunions. Beginning in the afternoon and continuing into the evening, students found kitchens, laundry rooms, and lounges covered in up to two or three inches of water.
Moments into the second half, junior Tess D’Orsi scored her 64th goal of the season to even the score of the NCAA quarterfinal matchup between Princeton and Boston College at seven. From there, the Eagles would overwhelm the Tigers, dominating both off faceoffs and set plays to win 17–12 and advance to the NCAA women’s lacrosse final four in Baltimore. For the Tigers, an impressive season ends on a sour note, as a game that once looked winnable for the orange and black soon fell out of reach.
After months spent out of commission and multiple different dates announced for its restoration, the Dinky finally resumed service on Sunday, May 12.
Music groups are widely celebrated and loved on campus. From the department ensembles to niche performance groups, rock to a capella, it seems like we have it all. The University frequently uses these groups as a selling point, hosting “This Side of Princeton” performing arts showcases at each Princeton Preview event. For bright-eyed prefrosh, the musical opportunities seem so beautiful and boundless — it’s easy to be captured by the talent and mesmerized by the fun. One arch sing, and before you know it, you’ve committed.
After two hundred hours and several days of rain, on Wednesday, May 15, Princeton Students for Title IX Reform’s (PIXR) sit-in in front of Nassau Hall has come to a close.
The Engineering Quadrangle was evacuated briefly after a small fire broke out on the third floor, according to a statement from the Office of Communications.
The Faculty-Student Committee on Sexual Misconduct and the University Student Life Committee will be meeting with students over the summer and planning a town hall-style event before the end of spring 2019 as part of their timeline for further dialogue on Title IX reform.
On Monday, May 13, the University announced that 13 out of 1,003 applicants have been offered admission as transfer students for fall 2019 entry. This marks the second consecutive year since 1990 that the transfer program has been in place, as well as a decrease of 426 applicants — or 29.8 percent — from 2018.
The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) recapped Projects Board work, student-athlete student relations, and problems with room draw during its last weekly meeting of the academic year on Sunday, May 12.
On the wrestling mat, Joe Dubuque is still only for a second. He lunges, he bounces, he spins. He folds himself in two. He drops to his hands and knees, springs back up. He flinches at each move Princeton’s opponent makes. But Dubuque isn’t Princeton’s wrestler; he puts on his nonstop, kinetic show from the coaches’ corner.
Katharine (Kate) Reed ’19 was recently named the valedictorian of the University’s Class of 2019. Hailing from Arnold, Md., Reed is concentrating in history with certificates in Latin American Studies and Spanish. Outside of class, she acts on her passions for language learning and immigrant rights by helping to run El Centro (a program offering ESL classes to immigrant communities in Princeton and Trenton), teaching ESL-adapted history classes at Princeton High School. After graduation, Reed will pursue an MPhil in Development Studies at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and will continue thinking about the relationship between social, economic, civil, and political rights in Latin America.
In cold and rainy weather, Princeton women’s lacrosse (16–3, 6–1 Ivy) defeated Loyola Maryland (16–5, 9–0 Patriot) 17–13 in the second round of the NCAA tournament. This game was the second time that the Tigers faced the Greyhounds after previously winning 14–10.
Next fall, 56 bathrooms in seven different buildings on campus will feature free menstrual products. This marks the first stage implementation of the Menstrual Products Task Force’s long-term project to provide free products on campus.
In the months following the attacks on New Zealand mosques on March 15, and the days since charges were brought against the alleged shooter in a Poway, California synagogue, there has been a rigorous debate as to how society should treat the ideas that inspired the hatred fueling these alleged attackers.
Over the past week, several undergraduates have sent emails to residential college listservs calling for suggestions for what they call the “redesign” of McCosh Health Center. While not specifying in any further detail the extent of this apparent “redesign,” or describing in any detail how such feedback will be incorporated, they state that University Health Services (UHS) “is undergoing a major remodeling” and “they want student input.” As is typical for such mass emails requesting student feedback, they reassure students that the survey, whose link they provide, is “super short.”
After over 100 hours of protest in front of Nassau Hall, Princeton Students for Title IX Reform (PIXR) updated their list of demands. Additionally, PIXR has called for a public statement from the University, signed by President Christopher Eisgruber ’83, “in order to demonstrate the University’s commitment to addressing students’ persistent suffering.”
Princeton’s women’s lacrosse’s NCAA tournament run is off to a strong start.
The University’s Title IX office is set to undergo an external review, according to a University statement released on Friday afternoon. Provost Deborah Prentice will oversee the review.
Recently, in the wake of three institutional embarrassments, the campus community has been unusually and excitingly responsive. Attempts to cover up and minimize scandals have blown up, from the non-randomness of room draw, the structural inequality in the form of introducing the criminal history checkbox on the graduate school application, to the ineffectiveness of the Title IX office. Activists have held their ground in calling for the reform of a dysfunctional Title IX system. Unfortunately, the administration has been utterly condescending to some of its most courageous community members.
A solid showing at the Ivy League Heptagonal championships last weekend earned women’s track and field a fourth-place finish, one step up from its indoor fifth-place performance.